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Android apps for music and noise?

Post by VanEck » Tue Oct 02, 2012 8:34 pm

I see there is a comprehensive thread for iPads... but none for Android tablets. Is there really none worth talking about for Android?

I'm in the market for a tablet for studio and live performance, and am wondering which path to take. Mostly leaning toward iPad at the moment unless there are some awesome apps for Android that I am unaware of.
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Post by slovo » Wed Oct 03, 2012 6:47 am

definitely definitely avoid android. I love my android phone and I really like using it exclusively for productivity, with a little light tuner duty and Isokeys time on the side. However, it is a barren wasteland for a studio tablet. Multimedia performance also is not particularly reliable. It's not flawless on iOS either, but it's better. I'm no iOS fanboy, but in this area there's really only one choice.
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Post by nay-seven » Thu Oct 04, 2012 2:35 am

Check nanoloop, intuitive micro sequencer and sunvox for a modular one, my 2 favorites

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Post by reignbear » Thu Oct 04, 2012 1:39 pm

+1 for nanoloop

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Post by disquiet » Fri Oct 05, 2012 9:26 am

I'd recommend NodeBeat. It's more casual/generative than NanoLoop, but worth spending time with.

This site is worth keeping an eye on:

http://www.androidmusician.com

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Post by Al » Mon Oct 08, 2012 6:26 pm

Caustic is fun.

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Post by jonah » Mon Oct 08, 2012 6:40 pm

I use an ipad, but one of my favorite apps sunvox is cross platform. Free for all desktop OSes, pay for mobile.

http://www.warmplace.ru/soft/sunvox/

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Post by Veqtor » Wed Oct 10, 2012 12:14 pm

There's my app, synchroid, but I haven't been able to get solid midi sync going and on most phones there isn't any cpu left for more instruments, consider it a kind of toy, a bit like a recordable XY sequencer.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... ix.android



But yead, I'd have to agree with everyone else, don't get an android for music. All the audio stuff is a pain, sometimes it's even as if they lie to us devs (or pretend they don't know there are problems) perhaps because their problems with their audio engine are so severe. If you do go for android, don't get anything but the new google nexus 7 (it has Jelly Bean) that's supposed to finally have the latency issues fixed but don't trust my word for it, because I will only believe it when I see it (they promised to fix it before ICS, with ICS and now with JB). So much of how the APIs are laid out and generally how android works just says "FUCK YOU AUDIO DEVELOPER" so I get why there aren't many audio apps for it, developing music apps for it is like cutting your own stomach open with a very dull knife. Going over from that to developing music apps for iOS has almost made me like Apple.

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Post by slovo » Wed Oct 10, 2012 9:32 pm

rofl, straight from the horse's mouth...

i do like this thread tho. good to hear from people who have done some research. also, thanks to those like veqtor who have done their best to support a more theoretically open platform. I still like Android, but if I wanted a "fun" phone I know where to look ;)
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Post by ehdyn » Thu Oct 11, 2012 8:51 pm

Switched to iOS right now for music stuff but I used G-Stomper, SFXR, Jasuto, Nanoloop, Grainsynth, Hertz, Milky Tracker, PixiTracker, Virtual Amp, Chordbot, etc..

There's SunVox, Caustic and Reactable now so it's getting better slowly

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Post by vmgas » Tue Nov 06, 2012 11:45 pm

i wish there was a more expansive sample/looping app than nanoloop. im pretty sure i can sample into sunvox but ive been having a trouble
a dedicated sampling app for android for external audio would be pretty sick
i really would like a sampler in my pocket for live stuff

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Post by ehdyn » Wed Nov 07, 2012 7:27 pm

Hertz and VirtualAmp seem to work pretty well for sampling - it's just hard to find an Android device that will accept a mic input

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Post by vmgas » Thu Nov 08, 2012 6:52 pm

i mean something more like nanoloop but with longer sample time

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